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Caen
Highly recommended
Caen The Essential
Highly recommended
Contemporary and culturally prominent, this town boasting two abbeys (the abbaye aux Hommes and the abbaye aux Dames) deserves its place as a technological, regional and touristic regional capital. Rich in history, it was here that William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda chose to reside. Ravaged by bombardments in the Second World War, Caen's spirit of resistance and vitality is apparent in the shining image it presents to today's visitors.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Caen
Mémorial de Caen
Mémorial de Caen
The Memorial's building occupies the
120 minutes
Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes
This 11C architectural masterpiece
60 minutes
Saint-Étienne Church, Abbaye aux Hommes
Saint-Étienne Church, Abbaye aux Hommes
This is the abbey church of the Abbaye
30 minutes
chateau
chateau
This vast Citadel, built in 11C by
90 minutes
Église de la Trinité
Église de la Trinité
The vast nave with nine bays of this old
30 minutes
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen
This fine art museum offers a
120 minutes